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Purchasing Manager

Lowe's Pro Supply Laurel, MD

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description

Job Summary

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for developing, leading and executing purchasing strategies. This role will oversee a team of buyers responsible for demand forecasting, supply planning, and execution. The successful candidate must be able to perform strategic procurement activities for a national distribution network across multiple product categories. The Purchasing Manager works onsite at either of our Laurel, Maryland or Houston, Texas support offices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Oversee a team of Buyers with strong leadership; monitor daily workflow, scheduling, performance evaluations, employee development and policy enforcement
  • Maintain a company average fill rate in excess of 98%
  • Manage inventory levels to satisfy enterprise inventory turn objectives
  • Optimize internal transfer paths and frequency to minimize internal freight cost
  • Assess, manage and mitigate supply risks
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis and benchmarking
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Partner with stakeholders to identify and develop needs and requirements for equipment, materials, products, and acceptable substitutions
  • Collaborate with strong partnership with Lowe’s on all integration initiatives
  • Assess current material availability; reasonably predicts future availability based on the market, delivery systems, and other variables
  • Prepare and process purchase orders and requisitions for materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Draft, explain, and implement instructions, policies, and procedures for purchasing and contract management
  • Resolve grievances with vendors, contractors, and suppliers
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration, or equivalent work experience
  • 5 + years of proven working experience as a Purchasing Manager, Agent or Officer
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Solid judgement and decision making skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • The selected candidate must be able to work onsite in either our Laurel, Maryland or Houston, Texas support offices.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check

What We Offer:

Associate Benefits include: Competitive pay, Health, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Disability insurance, Paid time off, including vacation, holidays, sick and volunteer time, Flexible spending and health savings accounts, 401(k) Retirement account with company match, Employee Assistance Program with concierge, work/life services and no-cost counseling for all kinds of needs, Education support program to include tuition reimbursement, Business Travel Accident insurance, Maternity and Parental leave, Adoption assistance, Lowe’s Associate Discount and broad discount platform. Benefits offerings change each year and eligibility varies. For the most up-to-date breakdown of what’s available to you, visit

EEO Statement: Lowe’s Pro Supply is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.



Company Description
Servicing the Apartment Industry with Maintenance Supplies.

Lowe's Pro Supply

Servicing the Apartment Industry with Maintenance Supplies.

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Laurel, MD




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